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Form Properties

The properties of the Form class are listed here. For a complete list of Form class members, see the Form Members topic.

Public Properties

public propertyAcceptButton Gets or sets the button on the form that is clicked when the user presses the ENTER key.
public propertyAccessibilityObject (inherited from Control) Gets the AccessibleObject assigned to the control.
public propertyAccessibleDefaultActionDescription (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleDescription (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleName (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the name of the control used by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleRole (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the accessible role of the control
public propertyActiveControl (inherited from ContainerControl) Gets or sets the active control on the container control.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)ActiveForm Gets the currently active form for this application.
public propertyActiveMdiChild Gets the currently active multiple document interface (MDI) child window.
public propertyAllowDrop (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can accept data that the user drags onto it.
public propertyAnchor (inherited from Control) Gets or sets which edges of the control are anchored to the edges of its container.
public propertyAutoScale Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form adjusts its size to fit the height of the font used on the form and scales its controls.
public propertyAutoScaleBaseSize Gets or sets the base size used for autoscaling of the form.
public propertyAutoScroll Overridden. Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form enables autoscrolling.
public propertyAutoScrollMargin (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets or sets the size of the auto-scroll margin.
public propertyAutoScrollMinSize (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets or sets the minimum size of the auto-scroll.
public propertyAutoScrollPosition (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets or sets the location of the auto-scroll position.
public propertyBackColor

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Overridden. See Control.BackColor.
public propertyBackgroundImage (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the background image displayed in the control.
public propertyBindingContext (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the BindingContext for the control.
public propertyBottom (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.
public propertyBounds (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements.
public propertyCancelButton Gets or sets the button control that is clicked when the user presses the ESC key.
public propertyCanFocus (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.
public propertyCanSelect (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected.
public propertyCapture (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control has captured the mouse.
public propertyCausesValidation (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control causes validation to be performed on any controls that require validation when it receives focus.
public propertyClientRectangle (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the rectangle that represents the client area of the control.
public propertyClientSize

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the size of the client area of the form.
public propertyCompanyName (inherited from Control) Gets the name of the company or creator of the application containing the control.
public propertyContainer (inherited from Component) Gets the IContainer that contains the Component.
public propertyContainsFocus (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control, or one of its child controls, currently has the input focus.
public propertyContextMenu (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control.
public propertyControlBox

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a control box is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
public propertyControls (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the collection of controls contained within the control.
public propertyCreated (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control has been created.
public propertyCursor (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the cursor that is displayed when the mouse pointer is over the control.
public propertyDataBindings (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the data bindings for the control.
public propertyDesktopBounds Gets or sets the size and location of the form on the Windows desktop.
public propertyDesktopLocation Gets or sets the location of the form on the Windows desktop.
public propertyDialogResult

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the dialog result for the form.
public propertyDisplayRectangle (inherited from Control) Gets the rectangle that represents the display area of the control.
public propertyDisposing (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control is in the process of being disposed of.
public propertyDock (inherited from Control) Gets or sets which edge of the parent container a control is docked to.
public propertyDockPadding (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets the dock padding settings for all edges of the control.
public propertyEnabled (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can respond to user interaction.
public propertyFocused (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.
public propertyFont (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control.
public propertyForeColor (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the foreground color of the control.
public propertyFormBorderStyle

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the border style of the form.
public propertyHandle (inherited from Control) Gets the window handle that the control is bound to.
public propertyHasChildren (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control contains one or more child controls.
public propertyHeight (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the height of the control.
public propertyHelpButton Gets or sets a value indicating whether a Help button should be displayed in the caption box of the form.
public propertyIcon

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the icon for the form.
public propertyImeMode (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control.
public propertyInvokeRequired (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the caller must call an invoke method when making method calls to the control because the caller is on a different thread than the one the control was created on.
public propertyIsAccessible (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visible to accessibility applications.
public propertyIsDisposed (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control has been disposed of.
public propertyIsHandleCreated (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control has a handle associated with it.
public propertyIsMdiChild Gets a value indicating whether the form is a multiple document interface (MDI) child form.
public propertyIsMdiContainer Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is a container for multiple document interface (MDI) child forms.
public propertyKeyPreview Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form will receive key events before the event is passed to the control that has focus.
public propertyLeft (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the left edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.
public propertyLocation (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the coordinates of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of its container.
public propertyMaximizeBox

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the maximize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
public propertyMaximumSize Gets the maximum size the form can be resized to.
public propertyMdiChildren Gets an array of forms that represent the multiple document interface (MDI) child forms that are parented to this form.
public propertyMdiParent Gets or sets the current multiple document interface (MDI) parent form of this form.
public propertyMenu

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the MainMenu that is displayed in the form.
public propertyMergedMenu Gets the merged menu for the form.
public propertyMinimizeBox

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the minimize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
public propertyMinimumSize Gets or sets the minimum size the form can be resized to.
public propertyModal Gets a value indicating whether this form is displayed modally.
public propertyName (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the name of the control.
public propertyOpacity Gets or sets the opacity level of the form.
public propertyOwnedForms Gets an array of Form objects that represent all forms that are owned by this form.
public propertyOwner Gets or sets the form that owns this form.
public propertyParent (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the parent container of the control.
public propertyParentForm (inherited from ContainerControl) Gets the form that the container control is assigned to.
public propertyProductName (inherited from Control) Gets the product name of the assembly containing the control.
public propertyProductVersion (inherited from Control) Gets the version of the assembly containing the control.
public propertyRecreatingHandle (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control is currently re-creating its handle.
public propertyRegion (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the window region associated with the control.
public propertyRight (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the right edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.
public propertyRightToLeft (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.
public propertyShowInTaskbar Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is displayed in the Windows taskbar.
public propertySite (inherited from Control) Overridden. Gets or sets the site of the control.
public propertySize

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the size of the form.
public propertySizeGripStyle Gets or sets the style of the size grip to display in the lower-right corner of the form.
public propertyStartPosition Gets or sets the starting position of the form at run time.
public propertyTabStop (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give the focus to this control using the TAB key.
public propertyTag (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the object that contains data about the control.
public propertyText (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the text associated with this control.
public propertyTop (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.
public propertyTopLevel Gets or sets a value indicating whether to display the form as a top-level window.
public propertyTopLevelControl (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the parent control that is not parented by another Windows Forms control. Typically, this is the outermost Form that the control is contained in.
public propertyTopMost Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form should be displayed as a topmost form.
public propertyTransparencyKey Gets or sets the color that will represent transparent areas of the form.
public propertyVisible (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is displayed.
public propertyWidth (inherited from Control)

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the width of the control.
public propertyWindowState

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the form's window state.

Protected Properties

protected propertyCreateParams Overridden. See Control.CreateParams.
protected propertyDefaultImeMode Overridden. Gets the default Input Method Editor (IME) mode supported by the control.
protected propertyDefaultSize Overridden. See Control.DefaultSize.
protected propertyDesignMode (inherited from Component) Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode.
protected propertyEvents (inherited from Component) Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component.
protected propertyFontHeight (inherited from Control) Gets or sets the height of the font of the control.
protected propertyHScroll (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the horizontal scroll bar is visible.
protected propertyMaximizedBounds Gets and sets the size of the form when it is maximized.
protected propertyResizeRedraw (inherited from Control) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control redraws itself when resized.
protected propertyShowFocusCues (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control should display focus rectangles.
protected propertyShowKeyboardCues (inherited from Control) Gets a value indicating whether the control should display keyboard shortcuts.
protected propertyVScroll (inherited from ScrollableControl) Gets or sets a value indicating whether the vertical scroll bar is visible.

See Also

Form Class | System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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